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FREE KICK | Neymar Overvalued in the Transfer Drama of the Past Year

FREE KICK | Neymar Overvalued in the Transfer Drama of the Past Year

After months of speculation about being involved in a transfer, the highly anticipated return of Neymar to his former club Futbol Club Barcelona officially stalled Sept. 1. Despite making his intentions to leave his club clear to the world, the world’s most expensive player will remain at Paris Saint-Germain —[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FREE KICK | Racism Is Not Absent in Professional Soccer World

FREE KICK | Racism Is Not Absent in Professional Soccer World

In Italian club Juventus’ game against Cagliari last Tuesday, the sports world was reminded that racism is not simply a stain on the histories of many once-segregated leagues, but an ongoing issue that continues to affect athletes of minority descent. Nineteen-year-old Juventus forward Moise Kean, who was born to West[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

When FIFA announced that the World Cup, an athletic event with a level of global importance and requisite infrastructure second only to the Olympic games, would be hosted in Qatar in 2022, a wave of confusion ensued. At first, most could not understand the selection based on soccer logistics. There[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
HAMPERS | Outdated Rule Harms Europe’s Top Tournament

HAMPERS | Outdated Rule Harms Europe’s Top Tournament

Last week marked the beginning of the knockout stage of the Champions League, the most prestigious annual soccer tournament contested by Europe’s top clubs. The competition will produce several high-quality games as the remaining 16 teams play each knockout round over two 90-minute legs — one at home and one[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

Gonzalo Higuaín’s reputation in the world of soccer could hardly be more mixed. The enigmatic Argentine striker is famous for his misses on large stages, including a golden chance in front of the goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup Final that could have brought the most prestigious soccer trophy back[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
HAMPERS | Soccer in US Market Shows Encouraging Signs

HAMPERS | Soccer in US Market Shows Encouraging Signs

Despite being the most popular sport across the globe, soccer has seldom enjoyed popularity in the United States. The fall of 2017 brought a potent reminder of the United States’ lag in soccer relative to the rest of the world when the men’s national team failed to qualify for the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top, Uncategorized
HAMPERS | South America’s Biggest Game Marred by Violence

HAMPERS | South America’s Biggest Game Marred by Violence

To say that soccer is popular in Argentina, a nation that boasts two World Cup victories and created a parody religion around its beloved former player Diego Maradona, would be an understatement. The final of this year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club tournament, features Boca Juniors and River Plate[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
HAMPERS | Dortmund Poised to Top German Soccer

HAMPERS | Dortmund Poised to Top German Soccer

For decades, German soccer team Borussia Dortmund has lived in the shadow of its more successful rival in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is the unquestionable titan of German soccer, having won the Bundesliga, Germany’s top soccer league, 23 times since 1980 and in each of the last six[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
HAMPERS | PSG’s Dominance Highlights Wealth Inequalities

HAMPERS | PSG’s Dominance Highlights Wealth Inequalities

When Paris Saint-Germain faced Lyon on Sunday Oct. 7 in France’s top soccer league, Ligue 1, standout 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappé stole the show with an astonishing four goals in 14 minutes. Mbappé’s performance overshadowed a more significant takeaway from the game: The gap between PSG and every other French[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
HAMPERS | Ronaldo’s Fame Unfairly Overshadows Accountability

HAMPERS | Ronaldo’s Fame Unfairly Overshadows Accountability

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most well-known player in the world’s most well-known sport. He has 75 million Twitter followers, more than any other athlete, an estimated net worth of $450 million and an empire of endorsement deals with many of the world’s largest companies. However, the most marketable athlete now[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top